Evening Standard, Political Editor

The Evening Standard
Kensington, London, W8.
27 May 2021
27 Jun 2021
Job Type
Full Time

About you

The successful candidate should have extensive political editing experience and a wealth of ideas for stories The Evening Standard should be covering. 

A deep knowledge of and interest in current affairs is expected.
The successful candidate will be a team player with a deep understanding of online journalism.

The Role

The Evening Standard is looking for a brilliant, connected senior journalist to lead our Westminster team, shape the political agenda and help drive our digital expansion.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the Evening Standard’s renowned Lobby team covering the biggest political stories of the day from the heart of Westminster. 
  • To break agenda-setting political exclusives and insider stories and provide all the Westminster coverage that matters first online and in-print. 
  • To provide unrivalled analysis of the cut and thrust of politics and the key players in the corridors of power.
  • To be the face and voice of the Standard’s political coverage both on our audio and video products and on the broadcast round.
  • To have excellent skills in long form story telling for digital.

Skills and experience

  • Experience in producing a politics newsletter and daily column beneficial but not essential. 
  • Experience in producing a politics newsletter and daily column beneficial but not essential. 
  • Extremely good organisational skills

Click APPLY NOW and please send an up to date CV along with a full covering letter with salary expectations. 

Due to the high volume of applications we will only be contacting candidates who have been shortlisted and progressed through to the next stage.

Location: You will be based at our Head office in Kensington, London, W8.

ESI Media is an equal opportunities employer, if you require any reasonable adjustments to complete your application, please do not hesitate to advise us accordingly.

All of our employees are entitled to benefits including great pension, private healthcare and life insurance schemes. We also offer cycle to work and season ticket loan initiatives to make our employees’ journeys to work easier. We want our employees to enjoy working for us and we invest in training and development to support and develop rewarding careers.


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